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For its activities in Germany, Edenred, the company behind internationally renowned products like Ticket Restaurant®, sought to modernise its sales processes and optimise company-wide collaboration across all departments. Arlanis Reply is helping Edenred to redefine processes and implement a cloud-based CRM solution.
Edenred Germany’s customers include companies of all sizes and from every sector, from the owner-run company, the medium-sized company to the international industrial heavyweights.
Managing the relationships with these customers is a logistical challenge compounded by a situation where customer data was stored across various departments in isolated systems. Data reconciliation or company-wide updates were difficult to implement, requiring a considerable amount of time for each department. Reporting was therefore also correspondingly time consuming.
This was due to the structure of the CRM system used, where data silos were set up in which customers were entered multiple times and up-to-date, customer-related information was not available to every department that worked on the customer. This made coordinating measures difficult.
Edenred realised that this situation severely impacted the efficiency and productivity of its sales, customer service and marketing activities. In collaboration with Arlanis Reply, a modern, cloud-based solution was rolled out and important processes were redefined to make workflows faster and more transparent.
In the first step, Arlanis Reply supported Edenred by analysing existing CRM processes with the aid of all stakeholders, in order to gain a global overview of the requirements for the new system.
Applying an agile project approach, a cloud-based CRM system was set up for the Customer Care department based on Salesforce.com, including its service cloud.
Arlanis Reply then gradually migrated all data from all existing systems to the new platform and merged the Salesforce CRM system with the ERP systems so that all systems are always up-to-date and are available to all users without multiple maintenance.
Further automation processes included:
Using the modern, cloud-based CRM platform, Edenred is now able to coordinate sales, customer care and marketing processes very efficiently across all departments. Data redundancy is a thing of the past and all customer-related information is available to the employees at a glance. This speeds up and simplifies operations. The collaboration across departments benefits from the CRM system as the central single source of truth: this enables the Marketing department or Partner Management, for example, to provide relevant information to customers, partners or interested parties and initiate activities, based on the information shared with Sales and Customer Services.
The Salesforce CRM system implemented by Arlanis Reply is therefore much more than just a customer database for Edenred; it contributes significantly to a more efficient and customer-centric organisation of the entire company:
Following the positive experiences during the transformation of the sales processes, Edenred is now addressing the second pillar of its business model and, together with Arlanis Reply, will now also migrate the partner management processes to the new platform.
Edenred is Germany’s leading provider of vouchers and voucher cards for employees, customers and sales partners. The solutions allow personal recognition and targeted rewarding as well as sustainable retention of the respective target group.
In Germany, Edenred serves 13,500 customers and offers around 1million users of its vouchers and prepaid bonus cards a network of more than 54,000 acceptance points. Edenred is represented in 42 countries worldwide with approx. 750,000 customers in the private and public sectors.
Arlanis Reply is the Reply Group company that specialises in planning, producing and integrating Salesforce.com’s solutions and services. Arlanis Reply supports companies through the switch from traditional CRM systems towards processes, strategies and tools to implement digital and multichannel CRM solutions. As Platinum Partner for Salesforce.com, Arlanis Reply has developed significant experience dealing with important EU realities, thereby consolidating a best practice approach on an international level. Thank to its experiences in the migration and integration of CRM solutions and to its abilities in the design of Cloud SaaS (Software as a Service) and PaaS (Platform as a Service) architectures, Arlanis Reply provides end-to-end services ranging from the migration towards SaaS CRM solutions up to the development and implementation of a comprehensive plan of Digital CRM, including social media marketing as well as social media listening and monitoring.